How Puebla remains and how it has changed
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The charm of Puebla, Mexico

How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A performer prepares to take the stage during the “Festival Victor Puebla” in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A man break dances on the streets of Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A performer takes a break during a dance presentation on the streets of Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

Children walk by a mural in the Xanenetia barrio in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A street scene along Callejon de los Sapos, or the Alley of the Frogs, in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

Crickets are for sale near the Alley of the Frogs in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A man walks by old books at the Biblioteca Palafoxiana, the first public library in colonial Mexico, in Puebla.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

Old books on display at the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A man carries his cello through the Alley of the Frogs in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A vendor walks along the Alley of the Frogs in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

The old and the new trying to make money in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A street performer plays the accordion in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

Dancers perform during the Festival Victor Puebla in Puebla, Mexico.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
How Puebla remains and how it has changed

Colorful buildings reflected in a puddle from a fountain along the Alley of the Frogs in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A couple dines above the Alley of the Frogs in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

People walk along the Alley of the Frogs in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A couple enjoys a meal above the Zocalo in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A boy plays soccer outside the Covento de Santo Domingo in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

Inside the Rosary Chapel in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A boy peeks from beind a curtain in Puebla, Mexico, where nine artists from around the country transformed a slum neighborhood into a tourist spot.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A girl runs by a mural in Puebla, Mexico, where nine artists from around the country transformed a slum neighborhood into a tourist spot.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A view of the gold statues inside the Santo Domingo Church in Puebla, Mexico.

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How Puebla remains and how it has changed

A view of the restaurants around the Zocalo in Puebla, Mexico.

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